Like many High Streets in the UK, Wellington has lost many of the traditional larger ‘chains’ as shopping habits change. That said, the vacuum left by these closures has seen a thriving tranche of independent retailers arriving in the town. These are often businesses run by local folk who love Wellington and who are closely supported by the council, both in terms of digital support and marketing and a recent fascia improvement scheme. The Market Square now boasts smart shopfronts in keeping with its traditional heritage and renovations are in progress in the Victorian Indoor Market now under new ownership.
Wellington was proud to be a finalist in the 2019 Great British High Street competition ‘Rising Star’ Category which identifies High Streets which are actively regenerating.